I am back, and all is well!
This morning I was able to flash back to the 3790 system successfully. I downloaded the update, and then added the files necessary for Voice Recognition. I am please to say that my 3790 is finally back to where it was when new, plus I have updated all the maps as well to the newest version.
Now that all is back to normal, I would like to explore, with you experts, the process of doing the change of software from 3790 to 3490 successfully and easy. What eventually got me in trouble was trying to use the SD card to make the changes, after using the updater and flashing the files.
By what I am reading, many of you have gone from 3790 to 3490 using the SD Card system, and it all works perfectly when done. So the question is why did I get in so much trouble trying to follow that route. My guess is that something went wrong with the initial flash to 3490, or the subsequent flash of the Garmin Splash Screen.
My Micro SD card is a 32GB size and doing some research I find that Garmin recommends no larger than 16GB size for use in the 3790. Could that have possibly upset everything, causing my problems when trying to use the SD to load a different version?
I really do want to do the upgrade to 3490, love all of those new features, but not at the risk of going through what I have had to do this past 24 or so hours. I am so relieved to just have all back to the 3790 system, and all working!
So I am looking for suggestions and recommendations, as well as what file to download that will do a complete update to 3490 without all the thumb pressing, restarting, and frustration of using that system.
Again my sincere thanks for all the help and suggestion along the way, I could not have done it without your input.
George in Albion MI, U.S.A.